For More Than Bread

Community and Identity in American Polonia, 1880–1940

William J. Galush

East European Monographs

For More Than Bread

Pub Date: October 2006

ISBN: 9780880335874

336 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $40.00£30.00

For More Than Bread

Community and Identity in American Polonia, 1880–1940

William J. Galush

East European Monographs

This study is a historical overview of humble individuals who wished for independence from an oppressive government but had more immediate individual and familial concerns. These immigrants wanted not only a better material life but also a strong moral community and achieved their goals through the church, lay organizations, and Polish parochial schools.

But their children were influenced by their own needs and desires and the attractions of larger society. Not much has been written about the children of immigrants in Polonia during this period. William J. Galush explores their impact on both national and local levels and compares the education, work, and home environments of these two generations along with the evolution of their individual identities.
An interesting, readable collection. Polish American Journal
This book is important... interesting and valuable. Donald E. Pienkos, The Polish Review
This book is essential for anyone interested in Polish migration to the United States. Pawel Goral, H-GAGCS

About the Author

William J. Galush is associate professor of history at Loyola University Chicago.